Design Critique: David Stark Design and Production Website

  David Stark Designs is a design and production company for corporate and private events. Through their website they are trying to show potential clients how fun and creative their work is. However multiple design elements on the site lead to user error which in turn creates annoyed potential clients. With a few changes to …

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Design Critique: NYU Libraries Login Screen

Usability Theory and Practice LIS-644 Rachel Pisciotta Introduction The NYU Library System consists of a large number of Libraries and Library users including global and consortium libraries. All users are directed to the same sign-in screen that will either allow or prevent the user from requesting items for delivery, InterLibrary Loan, electronic resources, and recalling …

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Design Critique: NSF’s FastLane System (proposal functions)

FastLane is the online system used by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the management of research proposals and awards. This critique focuses on the system functions related to proposal creation. The proposal template provided by FastLane is comprised of a list of forms, which are edited by selecting the ‘Go’ button to the left …

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Design Critique: Samadhi Arts website

  Samadhi Arts is an arts non-profit, founded in February 2015. The founders are two friends, so my understanding of Samadhi (its curatorial vision and personal narrative) has been shaped through many conversations since the company’s founding. My interest in critiquing the design of their Events and Gallery pages has to do with their website …

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StoreFronts: A Case Study

StoreFronts is a scrapbook-like app, where users are encouraged to take photos of restaurants’ and bars’ storefronts to visually discover, capture, and organize the shared dining out experience. Research To begin the design process, research was conducted to evaluate the value proposition of StoreFronts. Research took the form of two interviews and a competitive review …

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Putting Content First: An Interview with Chris Collette

Last week I had the chance to chat with Christopher Collette. Chris is currently a principal at Clarity Group. According to his bio, he has been “practicing content strategy long before it had a name.” I reached out to Chris because he is someone with a well-established career and is also an alumnus of Pratt …

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Sticking to Your UX Core: An Interview with Christine Yoon

Christine Yoon has worked in a range of environments, from the multinational JPMorgan Chase, to the small design incubator Hook & Loop. I spoke with Christine hoping to understand the differences in these environments and how UX designers can succeed in both. Her answer? Stick to core UX principles to be sure that you deliver …

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